Monday, December 24, 2018

Monday Evening Links

[Reuters] Wall Street selloff worsens on Mnuchin move, Washington drama

[Reuters] Oil plunges 6 percent as economic slowdown fears grip market

[CNBC] Treasury was not concerned about liquidity when Mnuchin called banks: Senior official to CNBC

[BloombergQ] Trump Blasts Federal Reserve as U.S. Economy's ‘Only Problem’

[BloombergQ] Shutdown Grinds On With Democrats Venting and Trump ‘All Alone’

[Reuters] Explainer: 'Plunge Protection Team' to convene amid Wall Street rout

Monday's News Links

[BloombergQ] Stocks Hit 20-Month Low as D.C. Turmoil Weighs: Markets Wrap

[Reuters] Markets far from merry as stock losses extend into seventh day

[Reuters] Dollar weakens on government shutdown concerns, weaker stocks

[Reuters] Gold rises as US political uncertainty breeds risk-aversion

[CNBC] Trump resumes attack on the Fed as markets sink again

[BloombergQ] Mnuchin Bid to Calm Markets Risks Making Bad Situation Worse

[Project Syndicate] Stephen Roach: In Defense of the Fed

[BloombergQ] Trump-Powell Battle Would Span Three Arenas Where Everyone Loses

[CNBC] Look to the two remaining Fed board nominees for clues about Trump-Powell battle

[Reuters] China fourth-quarter business confidence index lowest since second quarter of 2017: central bank survey

[WSJ] Global Stocks Fall on Treasury Department Comments

[WSJ] Four New Voters to Join Fed’s Key Panel Amid Rate-Increase Uncertainty

[FT] Steven Mnuchin sparks unease with unusual effort to reassure markets